Gazette: SC Aviation Donation to Help House of Mercy Residents Transition

JANESVILLE – The cost of pots, pans, pillows, vacuum cleaner, small appliances, dish towels and other household items can add up.

For House of Mercy residents, many of whom have almost no belongings, that cost can be the difference between homelessness and independent living, House of Mercy manager Tammie King-Johnson said.

The homeless shelter provides items to residents as they transition out of the shelter. Recent donations from employees at Janesville-based SC Aviation will help, King-Johnson said.

SC Aviation, an air charter and aviation services company with facilities at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, donated $2,900 worth of household items to the House of Mercy on Wednesday. The donation is the largest the company has given to the shelter since the organizations began working together about a year ago, SC’s charter manager Margaret Clark said.

Four employees from SC Aviation and staffers from House of Mercy on Wednesday unloaded goods from three vehicles into the shelter at 320 Lincoln St.

SC Aviation employees pooled money to purchase goods from Colony Brands for the shelter, Mercyhealth spokeswoman Trish Reed said.

The company wanted to find a way to give back to the community, said SC director of sales Dan Morrison.

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